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US commanders fired in nuclear base scandal

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 22:04

US Air Force fired 9 nuclear commanders and will discipline junior officers at a nuclear missile base in response to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.

34 US Air Force officers in cheating scandal

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 06:07

US Air Force says 34 missile launch officers have been implicated in cheating scandal and 3 in drug probe, the latest missteps by those who maintain and operate the nation`s 450 nuclear missiles.

US nuclear missiles are a force in much distress

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 03:30

The hundreds of nuclear missiles that have stood war-ready for decades in underground silos along remote stretches of America, silent and unseen, packed with almost unimaginable destructive power, are a force in distress.

Diplomats in North Korea staying put amid tensions

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 23:44

Foreign diplomats in North Korea appeared to be staying put Saturday, ignoring a warning by Pyongyang that they should consider evacuating their missions amid soaring nuclear tensions.

UK to announce 1-bn-pound Nuke sub deal

Last Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2012, 22:26

Britain is all set to announce this week a 1 billion pound (USD 1.57 billion) contract, the Defence Minister said.

‘27 percent uranium enrichment at Iranian site’

Last Updated: Friday, May 25, 2012, 23:55

The diplomats said the find did not necessarily mean that Iran was covertly raising its enrichment threshold toward weapons-grade level.

Russia test-fires two new nuclear missiles

Last Updated: Saturday, December 24, 2011, 09:25

The missiles carry dummies rather than nuclear warheads as Russia is a signatory of the Comprehensive-Test-Ban Treaty.

Iran dares Israel to attack

Last Updated: Monday, November 21, 2011, 18:03

Iranian military officers have talked up their country`s ability to counter-attack if strikes are launched.

N-capable Prithvi, Dhanush missiles successfully test-fired

Last Updated: Saturday, March 27, 2010, 14:56

Two nuclear capable missiles - Dhanush and Prithvi II - were successfully test-fired in Orissa.

Russia to work on new nuclear missiles: Medvedev

Last Updated: Thursday, December 24, 2009, 17:15

Russia will work on a new generation of nuclear missiles to ensure its nuclear deterrent remains effective, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.

Pak enhancing its nuke weapons capabilities

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 02, 2009, 13:56

A new report has revealed that Pak is readying new nuclear facilities and weapons to go with it.